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Nigeria Tracking 30,000 People at Risk of Contracting Ebola

Nigerian health authorities are in the process of tracing more than 30,000 people who could be at risk of contracting Ebola, after the virus recently surfaced in Lagos.
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Decontee Sawyer, wife of Liberian government official Patrick Sawyer, a U.S. citizen who died from Ebola after traveling from Liberia to Nigeria, cradles her 1-year-old daughter, Bella, at her home in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, July 29, 2014. 
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Decontee Sawyer, wife of Liberian government official Patrick Sawyer, a U.S. citizen who died from Ebola after traveling from Liberia to Nigeria, cradles her 1-year-old daughter, Bella, at her home in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, July 29, 2014. 

(L-R) Abdulsalami Nasidi, Director of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos State Commissioner for Health Jide Idris, and Lagos Special Advisor on Health Yewande Adesina speak about the update on the Ebola outbreak during a news conference in Lagos, July 28, 2014.  
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(L-R) Abdulsalami Nasidi, Director of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos State Commissioner for Health Jide Idris, and Lagos Special Advisor on Health Yewande Adesina speak about the update on the Ebola outbreak during a news conference in Lagos, July 28, 2014.

 

Dr. David Mcray reads a recent message from his friend and colleague, Dr. Kent Brantly, during a news conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Brantly is one of two American aid workers who have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat a deadly outbreak at a Liberian hospital, July 28, 2014.
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Dr. David Mcray reads a recent message from his friend and colleague, Dr. Kent Brantly, during a news conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Brantly is one of two American aid workers who have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat a deadly outbreak at a Liberian hospital, July 28, 2014.

Medical personnel take care of Ebola patients at a clinic on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone, July 27, 2014.
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Medical personnel take care of Ebola patients at a clinic on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone, July 27, 2014.

A health worker removes his protective suit as he emerges from an isolation area at the Medecins Sans Frontieres Ebola treatment center, in Kailahun, July 20, 2014. 
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A health worker removes his protective suit as he emerges from an isolation area at the Medecins Sans Frontieres Ebola treatment center, in Kailahun, July 20, 2014. 

Medical staff working with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment center, in Kailahun, July 20, 2014. 
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Medical staff working with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment center, in Kailahun, July 20, 2014. 

Medical staff working with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) put on their protective gear before entering an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment center, in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, July 20, 2014. 
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Medical staff working with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) put on their protective gear before entering an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment center, in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, July 20, 2014. 

This photo provided by the CDC shows an Ebola virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa, but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote
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This photo provided by the CDC shows an Ebola virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa, but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote

A health worker with disinfectant spray walks down a street outside the government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, July 10, 2014. 
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A health worker with disinfectant spray walks down a street outside the government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, July 10, 2014. 

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